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Softening gold for elastronics

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Gold, one of the noble metals, has played a significant role in human society throughout history. Gold's excellent electrical, optical and chemical properties make the element indispensable in maintaining a prosperous modern electronics industry. In the emerging field of stretchable electronics (elastronics), the main challenge is how to utilize these excellent material properties under various mechanical deformations. This review covers the recent progress in developing “softening” gold chemistry for various applications in elastronics. We systematically present material synthesis and design principles, applications, and challenges and opportunities ahead.

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The article was received on 30 Jul 2018 and first published on 28 Nov 2018

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8CS00609A
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2019,48, 1668-1711

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    Softening gold for elastronics

    B. Zhu, S. Gong and W. Cheng, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2019, 48, 1668
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CS00609A

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